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Have you ever discovered a new hobby that suddenly and completely consumed you? Whether you meant to do it or not your new hobby demands your time and attention. It requires that you find a teacher or a mentor who can help you take your interest to the next level.
Movie-goers from Ottawa, Kansas have never needed to visit Tinseltown. Hollywood came to them in the form of a little piece of movie history, and, it’s now a potential Guinness Book of Records honoree.
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris is playing through Dec. 24, 2013 at Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Copaken Stage! Each show features The Shenanigans before and after each performance. Here's a sneak peek at The Shenanigans from rehearsal.
Forget about waiting up late to see the Charles Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol with all its remakes, updates and all that; instead, go see the stunning live performance of A Christmas Carol, now through Dec. 26 at the KC Rep on the UMKC campus.
Local filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors believe the talent and infrastructure are in place to put Kansas City on the map as a player in the industry. However, the question on everyone’s mind is whether their passion and determination can overcome the uneven playing field created by a lack of tax incentives in both Kansas and Missouri. Kansas ended its incentive program at the end of 2012, and Missouri’s program will expire Saturday.
Music therapy has been a growing form of complementary medicine for the past 50 years. Studies have shown music therapy can help with everything from Alzheimer’s to depression to developmental disorders and even cancer treatment.
The Kansas City Symphony welcomes everyone — even the MTV generation. So says Aram Demirjian, the symphony's associate conductor, who believes that classical music isn't as exclusive as its reputation.
A cherished theater in Westport won’t have to go dark after all. The owner of Tivoli Cinemas is thanking the metro for saving his theater. Jerry Harrington said he feared the worst if he couldn’t raise enough money to convert his film projectors to digital by the end of the year.
For a lot of laughs stemming from preposterous sketches and the chance to see Kansas City’s up and coming talent, call UMKC and secure tickets to Almost, Maine playing now through Dec. 8 in a small, intimate black box setting.
This season, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre has added a second show to their holiday schedule. The Santaland Diaries is a dark comedy written by David Sedaris and adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello. The one-man show is a prickly retelling of Sedaris’ stint as a Macy’s elf during the Christmas season.
Don’t miss the most delightfully festive party in town, the Ballet Guild’s 46th annual Nutcracker Ball on December 6th in the Grand Ballroom of Bartle Hall. The evening begins with an enchanting cocktail hour accompanied by endless Christmas goodies, a delicious three-course meal and a behind-the-scenes performance by the Kansas City Ballet dancers. Susan Bubb and Megan Bubb Cribb are serving as the co-chairmen. For more information, visit www.kcballet.org/ball.
“What is the value of living? What is the condition of our ‘Social Contract’ today?” Explore these questions with Chicago-based performance collaborative Honey Pot Performance at The Price Point Experience Workshop!
Over the past six months, Buran Theatre toured its work, Nightmares: A Demonstration of the Sublime, to communities throughout the United States without soliciting government, private or institutional funding as well as individual donors. We asked ourselves: would it be possible to tour our work without raising any funds? Would we be able to tour to communities and invest in the artists living there by involving them in the process and imparting our ethos? Would taking just the box office receipts be enough to fund our way to the next city?